Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili accused the US for cyberattack on his country’s nuclear facilities. In an interview with NBC News on Monday, Jalili said the Stuxnet did not wreak as much damage as the media (The New York Times) have reported.
"Those who have done that could see now that they were not successful in that and we are following our success," Jalili said.
Jalili’s comments came after The New York Times reported that US and Israeli intelligence services collaborated to develop the destructive computer worm in a bid to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.
Jalili expressed optimism that despite the differences with the West, progress could be made at the talks between Tehran and six world powers due to get underway on Saturday in Istanbul. But he added that Iran will not bow to demands to halt its uranium enrichment activities and repeated Iran’s position that the country was not planning to build a bomb.
"We frankly and bluntly mentioned that nuclear weapons are illegitimate and inefficient and they could not help those countries that have the nuclear weapons," Jalili said.